“You kind of work the shot by what’s demanded by the story. The front of the shot is just Frank coming in the door and the exterior of the porch light that sort of rims him as he walks in. It was an aesthetic reason because it helps set the mood of the shot. We wanted this pool of warm light, sort of coming through this dark room and not knowing what you were going to expect. It was about capturing the surprise of Frank seeing that scene and that mixed emotion. And it wasn’t lit entirely by the candles. I asked the art department to make a cake that was big enough that I could hide a little gag light behind it.” - Roger Deakins.